Nadezhda Gracheva


Nadezhda Gracheva was born the city of Semipolatinsk (Kasakhstan) in 1969. She has graduated from Moscow Academic Choreography School training under Sofia Golovkina.

In 19 she became a laureate of Varna International Ballet Competition (Silver Medal). In 199 she became a laureate of All Russia Competition in Moscow (First Prize and Golden Medal and Special Prize of St. Petersburg’ Vaganova School). In 19 she won a Golden Medal at the International Ballet Competition in Japan (First Prize and Golden Medal).

She was invited to Bolshoi Theatre where she created a lot of unforgetable images of Russian ballet. Nadezhda Gracheva worked in Bolshoi with many outstanding ballet teachers namely Galina Ulanova, Marina Kondratieva, Yuri Grigorovich, Gabriella Komleva, Natalia Dudinskaya, Konstantin Sergeyev, Yorg Mannes and others.

She also created the leading parts in many premieres of contemporary choreographers. Her repertoire includes Don Quixote (Kitri), Giselle (Giselle), Le Corsaire (Medora), La Sylphide (Sylph), The Nutcracker (Masha), Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, Odetta-Odille in Swan Lake, Hostess of Cooper Mountain in Prokofiev’s Stone Flower. Mekhemene Banu in Melikhov’s Legend of Love. Egina in Khachaturian’s Spartacus. Paquita in Minkus’ ballet Paquita, Liza in La Filla Mal Gardee and many others parts in other ballets.

In 1996 she was awarded a title of People Artist of Russian Federation. She is Laureate of State Award and International Prize «Benois de la dance».

She toured throughout USA, England, Argentine, China, Canada, Bulgaria, Hong-Kong, Singapore, South Africa, Austria, Brazil, Switzerland, Poland, Estonia, Italy, Greece, Japan, France, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Hungary.

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